Tag: green buildings

Efficiency Capital advancing building retrofit projects with $50M from CIB

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The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and Efficiency Capital have recently formalized their financial partnership to help small and medium-sized building owners across Canada decarbonize their facilities. Businesses and building...

New Zero Carbon Building design standard announced at CAGBC conference

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On June 5, 2024, at the Building Lasting Change event, presented by the Canada Green Building Council® (CAGBC), the council introduced the latest version...

Scarborough police building poised to be a first for green government...

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Sustainability and energy efficiency are top of mind for municipalities and their constituents. In 2020, Canada ranked as the 11th largest GHG-emitting country in the...

New Vancouver hub will accelerate shift to more climate resilient buildings

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The newly launched Energize Vancouver resource hub will support Vancouver's large existing building owners to track and improve energy performance and reduce building emissions. Owners and...

Harnessing alternative structures for net zero carbon communities

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As we deal with the serious problems of climate change and development, it is important to plan for healthy outcomes in cities. As a...

Wesgroup builds the largest rooftop solar project in B.C.

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Wesgroup, one of Western Canada’s biggest private real estate companies, has completed construction of the largest rooftop solar power project ever built in British...

City of Toronto announces the participants in its Deep Retrofit Challenge

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Buildings are currently the largest source of GHG emissions in the City of Toronto, generating approximately 58 per cent of community-wide emissions, primarily from...

G7 Green Building Councils implore governments to prioritize building policies

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Ahead of this weekend's meeting of G7 Climate Ministers, Green Building Councils (GBCs) representing over 10,000 organizations in G7 countries implore Ministers to prioritize...

Cadillac Fairview cutting carbon emissions with AI from SHIFT Energy

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Building operations account for nearly 30 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Heating and cooling of buildings is responsible for a significant portion of...

Report on Canada’s first zero-carbon, net-positive energy building

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Office buildings are typically not energy efficient, and globally they contribute to nearly a third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from construction to end...